mental health

mental health
mental health

I Did Hypnosis with My Mom to Try and Cure Our Shared Anxiety

I don't know if my tendency to panic is inherited, learned, or a combination of the two. What I do know is that my mom feared the devil might possess me as a baby.
Allie Volpe
11.8.17
tv
tv

How to Make Good TV About Eating Disorders, According to Survivors

In the wake of Netflix's "To the Bone" and the new BBC3 series "Overshadowed," women with EDs tell us how they want pop culture to portray their illness.
Kate Leaver
10.3.17
Essays
Essays

'My Mad Fat Diary' Author on the Messy Reality of Surviving a Breakdown

Rae Earl writes about the way breakdowns rumble like a storm in the distance for weeks and months—and how they finally arrive in your brain and crush you.
Rae Earl
8.14.17
mental health
mental health

Yes, You Can Suffer from SAD In the Summer

Almost everyone is familiar with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that is related to the seasons. But most don't realize that 10 percent of SAD sufferers identify the warmer months—not winter—as their trigger.
Elle Griffiths
8.4.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

We Need to Acknowledge Male Rape Victims' Trauma, Researchers Say

A new study debunks the theory that women are more likely than men to experience emotional trauma following a sexual assault.
Kimberly Lawson
7.10.17
Health
Health

Why Scientists Wrongly Thought Periods Prevented Women from Thinking Clearly

A new study shows that hormones released during menstruation have no effect on women's cognitive abilities, challenging centuries of sexist assumptions.
Misha Gajewski
7.10.17
Health
Health

What It's Like When You Only Grow One Breast

For young women with Poland's Syndrome, their chest can become a source of profound shame, setting them on a path of plastic surgery and ravaged self-esteem.
Jessica Pan
6.15.17
tv
tv

I Need to Believe the Iguana Scene from 'Planet Earth 2' Is Real

A new report alleges that the iconic iguana chase scene from the BBC nature docuseries was faked. For my ongoing mental health, I simply cannot believe this.
Gabby Bess
6.14.17
abortion
abortion

Doctors Lock Irish Girl in a Psychiatric Unit Because She Wanted an Abortion

The unnamed girl approached her doctor in Ireland for an abortion. She found herself sectioned under the Mental Health Act instead.
Sirin Kale
6.12.17
mental health
mental health

Why So Many People Feel Like Their Mental Illness Isn't Real

A recent study found that 66 percent of adolescents with ADHD "substantially underreported" symptoms. Doctors say this is a huge, persistent problem.
Maria Yagoda
6.5.17
mental health
mental health

Teen Girls Are Three Times More Likely than Boys to Be Depressed

New study on depression in adolescence reveals that girls are at a higher risk for depression—and at a much earlier age than we thought.
Leila Ettachfini
5.31.17
mental health
mental health

When Suicide Happens at Immigration Detention Centers, Who Is to Blame?

According to a recent report, serious lapses in mental health care at immigration detention centers across the US has led to premature and preventable deaths.
Annamarya Scaccia
5.26.17